TOPIC Planning and Budget Committee
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Parliament passes new legislation regulating senior government officials’ pensions
Rana Mamdouh | Some pensions are reduced, while those of ACA employees are to be decreed by the president
Military top brass get impunity for acts committed during transitional period
Rania al-Abd | High-ranking military officers could be offered judicial immunity, according to a new bill
As Egyptians brace for further increases in living costs, government announces social spending package
Waad Ahmed | Ahead of anticipated austerity measures, Parliament has approved a new social spending package
Expanding the powers and mandate of Egypt’s president
Rana Mamdouh | "There is a governing article in the Constitution that prevents changing the presidential term"
How can government maintain target budget deficit and fund new social spending increase?  
Osman El Sharnoubi | To fund increased social spending, the state will turn to measures that will increase the strain on Egyptians
Egypt’s health sector in the shadow of devaluation: All roads lead to ruin
Mohamed Hamama | Mona Mina argues it's illogical to choose either poor resource management or privatization for the health
Has Parliament been sidelined in Egypt’s loan-approval process?
Mohamed Hamama | With the $12 billion IMF loan, Parliament will not have approved approximately $40 billion in loans.
Egypt’s space program raises questions around education, scientific research spending
Beesan Kassab | The government’s announcement that it approved a project to build an Egyptian space agency has raised